Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland's most celebrated foreign correspondent, was born in 1932. After graduating with a degree in history from Warsaw University, he was sent to India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan to report for the Polish news, which began his lifelong fascination with the Third World. During his four decads reporting on Asia, Latin America, and Africa, he befriended Che Guevara, Salvador Allende, and Patrice Lumumba; witnessed twenty-seven coups and revolutions; and was sentenced to death four times. His earlier booksShah of Shahs(about the Iranian Revolution),The Emperor(about the fall of Ethiopia's Haile Selassie),Imperium(about the fall of the Soviet Union),Another Day of Life(about the last days of Portuguese Angola), andThe Soccer War(a compendium of reportage from the Third World)have been translated into nineteen languages. He died on Jan. 23, 2007.Kapuscinski, Ryszard is the author of 'Another Day of Life', published 2001 under ISBN 9780375726293 and ISBN 0375726292.